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Policing: Development and Contemporary Practice

by Peter Joyce SAGE Publications Ltd
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This lively and comprehensive text combines an overview of the historical development of policing in the UK, with discussion of current debates and practice. It provides a global and comparative context, in order to shed light on contemporary issues.

The book equips students with an in-depth understanding of the challenges and complexities of modern policing, including:

- the relationship between the police and other criminal justice agencies

- styles and approaches in practice

- how to police political violence

- diversity and the police

- police accountability

Featuring chapter summaries, case studies, study questions, an expansive glossary and a date chart listing significant events, the book is easy to use and helps students to reflect upon key themes. It is essential reading for criminology, criminal justice and policing undergraduates.

The Emergence and Development of Professional Policing
The Police Response to Crime
Police Powers
Methods of Policing
The Police Service and the Criminal Justice System
The Control and Accountability of the Police Service
Diversity and the Police Service
The Police and Politics
The Global Dimension to Policing
The Future Direction of Policing in a Time of Financial Restraint
Key dates in the development of policing in the UK

This book is a clearly written account of the progress of policing in the United Kingdom, a welcome and unfettered approach to the subjectThe Criminal Lawyer

Peter Joyce - Manchester Metropolitan University